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♪ well, there's a new and fascinating look inside the oval office of john f. kennedy. >> president kennedy, like several presidents before and after, installed two recording
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devices in the office, and they captured hundreds of hours of history-making decisions and moments in his family life. >> now the new book has details of those conversations. diane sawyer has more. >> i remember really clearly being under the desk and making necklaces and trying to get candy from the grown-ups who were around. >> reporter: caroline kennedy says it's wonderful to hear him laughing when she walks in, demanding attention. >> i won't let you do much. >> reporter: that sound is little john, pounding under the desk, no idea he's hitting a microphone. his father, just relaxed. >> it was really like being in his company while you're listening. that was really a wonderful feeling for me. >> reporter: what you hear on the tape is a man possibly calm in a crisis. intelligence discovered the soviets placed nuclear missiles inside cuba, aimed at the u.s.
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>> how far advanced is this? >> sir, we've never seen this kind of installation before. >> even in the soviet union? >> no, sir. >> which leaves me only one alternative. >> reporter: but nowhere are the tapes more moving and revealing than as the secret witness to the struggle for civil rights. the great moral issue tearing the country apart. and after a young man named james meredith creates a crisis by enrolling in the all-white university of mississippi. >> mr. president, please, why don't you, can't you give an order. >> how can i remove him, governor, when there's a riot in the streets. >> i took an oath. >> the problem, is governor,
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i've got my responsibilities just like you have yours. >> reporter: kennedy sent in the u.s. marshals and the national guard to restore order, and james meredith became the first black graduate of ole miss. then 11 days before he is assassinated -- >> tuesday, november 12th. >> the last words on the last tape are about the hard battle ahead. >> and so our lot becomes more difficult. >> our lot becomes more difficult. and that's it. last word. >> i love that. i think that's really -- i thought that was really moving. and obviously, knowing what happened. he understood how difficult all of this really was. >> wow. >> just fascinating stuff. 260 hours worth of the tapes. >> just fascinating. fascinating. apparently after his assassination it was immediately dismantled. the families kept the tapes until 1976 and gave them to the
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national archives. makes you wonder if the practice is going on. >> she felt it was thrilling to hear. back there with her dad. like he was here. >> i felt like he was there. >> missiles, missiles, missiles. doodling missiles. >> i think especially sort of the calm he had. that sort of temper meant, isn't that what you want in the white house when you have these crises that are occurring? i was just really impressed by that. >> me too. up next, one of the largest studies ever, they have made research in breast cancer. >> how it could lead to new treatment. you're watching ""world news now.""
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could mean certain treatments right now. >> some are like ovarian cancer. that may lead some doctors to treat the cancers with other drugs. >> this is a very important road map of the genes that go wrong. >> reporter: but cautions dr. larry norton of new york's memorial sloan kettering cancer center, the roadmap isn't complete. >> it's like a map that has all the cities, villages, and towns, but it doesn't have all the roads and the bridges and the stop signs. so there's a lot that we have to do to connect the dots. >> experts say that for now, most breast cancer patients will have to wait for clinical trials and dozens of drug studies. that process can take ten years or more. abc news, new york. >> another ten years. i mean? >> seems like a long time doesn't it? >> seems like a long time when you're talking 40,000 women that have died.
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it's bringing back the best of the best. they took to the dance floor hours ago. abc's brandi hitt has more on the premiere in loss anxious. >> reporter: good morning, john, sunny. it was a packed house for "dancing with the stars" and the competition after the first night is going to be fierce. the best of the best, hit the dance floor for "dancing with the stars all stars." >> the judging is going to be a little tougher. >> reporter: you can tell contestants returning this year are in it to win it. six winners from past seasons are competing against seven others who fell short of the mirror ball trophy. because these stars have so much dancing experience already, the judges are awarding tough scores this season. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> reporter: so every half point could make the difference between who stays and who goes home. for week one, the stars either dance the fox trot. ♪
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this morning on this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- campaign countdown. the candidates sharpen their focus with exactly six weeks to go. mitt romney rolls into battleground territory while president obama has a date on the world stage. it is tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. in a moment, we'll get the latest on the speeches and stumping with 42 days until the election. from heartache to happiness. the family stunned to get their dog back. years after a hurricane that hit new orleans. also this half-hour, new outrage over corporal punishment. the teenage school girls getting paddled by a male vice principal. >> that sounds all kind of
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wrong. and later a return of "dancing with the stars," all the movers and shakers from the debut coming up in "the skinny." >> first mitt romney heads to ohio to begin a three-day bus tour with running mate paul ryan. >> with 42 days to go, the stakes couldn't be any higher. abc's karen travers is in washington. karen? >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. officially six weeks until election day. yesterday, mitt romney was stumping in colorado while president obama stopped by "the view." don't call it a reset, but this week, mitt romney will be aggressively storming the campaign trail. >> we're going to get this country on the right track to do what needs to be done. >> reporter: he continued his swing through colorado, the state president obama won in 2008, but is in a dead heat six weeks out from election day. in an interview with abc news, romney said voters have an important choice. >> my job is to present in as clear a manner as i can my view of how to get this economy going and contrast it with the view of
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a president who is a status quo economic model president. >> reporter: today romney kicks off a bus tour in battleground ohio. this is the last full week of campaigning, before the presidential debates begin and take over the candidates' attention. president obama was off the campaign trail in new york for the annual united nations general assembly. but he stopped by abc's "the view" with the first lady. >> i've just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> today president obama and mitt romney will speak at a clinton global initiative in new york, then it's back to the campaign trail for both candidates. sunny, john, back to you. >> i thought it was fascinating about the interview was that the ladies suggested michelle obama would be a great public officer. i agree. >> she said, you know, i don't have the patience for something look that. >> she certainly knows herself. >> she certainly knows herself. her husband knows her as well. he pointed that out.
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>> she was not offended in the least. she said "yep, i don't have the patience." you never know, never say never, right. >> that's true. and he says he certainly intends to stay in the white house for the next four years, but he would like to work with children after his presidency. i thought that was fascinating. >> after all the high pressure situation he's faced. good for him. wouldn't that be a nice change of pace. secretary of state hillary clinton in new york for the u.n. general assembly speaking about the anti-american uprisings in the middle east. secretary clinton urging muslims to show what she calls dignity and not result to violence over the film that makes fun of prophet muhammad. she met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. the leader of iran is shrugging off threats of military action over his country's nuclear program. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad in new york for the u.n. session claims his country is only trying to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. he says he's not worried about a potential strike by israel. and ahmadinejad's u.n. visit is prompting demonstrations outside the manhattan hotel where he's
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staying. chanting protesters carried flags, signs, and banners with one demonstrator saying, "ahmadinejad heads a regime that is one of the world's leading state sponsors of terrorism." >> they are saying this might be his last trip ever to america. he probably won't be president after this second term in iran. and you know there is talk he may never get another american visa. >> another visa. >> this could be the very last time he comes to new york or america for all we know. >> and who knows what he's going to say. it's always so inflammatory. and one has to think, you're the president of iran. you come to the united nations, and you make all of these inflammatory statements. do you -- do you really believe this? how is this helpful to your presidency? >> clearly there's games manship in every rhetorical speech. whether he believes 100% of the
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things he says. i don't know. you know, clearly he is trying to push buttons. he succeeds in doing that doesn't he? >> sure does. >> have to wait and see what he says this week. things are getting back to normal at dulles airport outside washington. police closed two parking garages last night in reaction to a bomb threat. nothing was ever found in the garages. they have been reopened. some flights were delayed. the airport is open and operating. well, the fbi is now looking into the police killing of an unarmed wheelchair-bound amputee in houston. the police officer who fired the fatal shot says he was cornered by the wheelchair and feared his partner was threatened. it turned out the dead man was holding only a ballpoint pen. civility rights groups say it's just another example of excessive force. >> this man wants us to believe that a man in a wheelchair with a writing pen in his hand was such a threat that you felt deadly force was necessary. >> the victim apparently suffered from mental health issues and had become agitated and angry before police were called. a former university of alabama professor who admitted that she gunned down three colleagues now faces life in prison. amy bishop pled guilty, being
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spared the death penalty, she pled guilty and was. bishop did not speak in court. but her attorneys say she was sorry for the victims and their families. shil she could face a trial in massachusetts charged in the 1986 killing of her 18-year-old brother. it looked like high tide at a north florida beach in more ways than one. bales of marijuana washing ashore. swimmers, as you see, were all too happy to help out. diving into the choppy waters to retrieve 150 pounds of pot. officials say the drugs came from an unmanned smuggling boat that capsized near jacksonville, about three weeks ago. look at that. how helpful. look how helpful everyone is being. just diving into that cold water just doing their, you know, citizen's duty. >> high tide. i like that. >> how about that? hmm, interesting. well, here's your tuesday forecast. showers around denver, salt lake city, and helena.
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thunderstorms from northern oklahoma, into kansas city and the ohio valley. by this evening, moving into pittsburgh and buffalo. showers from orlando, southward. mostly 80s in the southeast. 70s from chicago to the northeast. 60s from fargo to detroit. upper 90s in phoenix. all right. time for the long and shortly on the long story of shorty. do you get that? >> well, shorty's a poodle in north carolina. he was brought there by a family from new orleans who fled the gulf coast as hurricane gustav approached. >> while they were there, they gave shorty up for adoption. fast forward to two weeks ago, shorty was found on the side of the road, dirty with flees and alive. his microchip led caregivers to call his original owners. >> i get this call that shorty has been found on the streets of north carolina and i'm shocked and my kids are in disbelief. >> so shorty is going to be sent back to new orleans. vets say it will be a couple weeks before shorty is ready to travel. several offers have already been made to drive shorty home. but you know what? what disturbs me?
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that they gave shorty up for adoption. >> yeah. apparently their living situation in north carolina was such that they couldn't keep shorty, so it was kind of like a forced adoption. nobody knows how he ended up on the side of the road. poor shorty has been through a lot. hope he gets to eat people food. for -- the rest of his days. >> 15. >> 15 years old. >> how about that? >> let him go out in style. >> i have a 14-year-old. my dog doesn't look as chipper. >> shorty is in good shape for 15. >> really good shape. >> what is that -- 90 or something for a dog? >> still cooking -- kicking rather. just not so high. >> not so high. all right. good luck, shorty. coming up, the recording star who has not one but two stolen sex tapes. and a texas school girl paddled by male a administrators and teachers on campus. their complaints about a controversial punishment are heard loud and clear. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hoveround power chair. announcer: "world news now"
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that's right for you. ♪ the school board in texas will change its student discipline policy after an outcry over a spanking. it all started after two girls were disciplined by a male vice principal. >> apparently the problem was not the punishment itself. it was who administered it. abc's ryan owens explains.
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>> reporter: taylor santos is a sophomore with good grades at this high school north of ft. worth, texas. after she got caught helping another student cheat, taylor got a paddle to the backside. >> i still have welts on me today. >> reporter: taylor and her mother, chose corporal punishment over a day-long suspension. they're not outraged she was spanked, but by who did it, her male vice principal. >> men are too big and strong to be hitting 96-pound girls. >> reporter: jada watt, a year ahead of taylor at springtown high. she admits she smarted off to the same male vice principal with the same result. >> a swat is a swat. yes, it is. and they do sting. but to bruise a child? >> reporter: texas is one of 19 states that allows corporal punishment in schools usually as long as a parent agrees. the school superintendent tells abc news in both cases his administrators followed texas law. but they violated their own school policy, which states
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spanking a student can only be done by an employee of the same sex. jada says not only was she paddled by a male vice principal, it was observed by a male police officer. >> two men giving her a swat behind closed doors that is creepy. >> reporter: ryan owens, abc news, texas. >> the whole thing is crazy. >> the whole thing is crazy. >> not just crazy that a man is doing it. it is crazy to allow anyone to hit your child. >> there are people who will disagree. i will have to say -- i agree. crazy the concept. creepy in a smaller way. >> yeah, i just -- listen, the academy of pediatricians has come out against spanking. they say it's not healthy. and i always thought -- and i prosecuted cases of child abuse, a lot of them involving spanking. what was interesting to me is if an adult doesn't agree with an adult and then hits the other adult, that's an assault.
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but an adult can do that to a child, someone who can't even protect themselves, who is not as strong as the adult. it just doesn't make sense, people. >> well, you're preaching to the choir. there will be people out there who say, "spare the rod, spare the child." from now on parents will have to opt into authorized corporal punishment, choose whether they want a male or female staff member to administer the punishment. >> but what's fascinating is this school district has gotten into trouble in the past for corporal punishment. it clearly has. learned a lesson. in 2007 a middle school coach paddled a 12-year-old boy, so hard it left a large bruise on his thigh, which tells me that it was an assault. and spurring them to restrict paddling to administrators. teachers can't do it. just administrators. and now administrators can do it, female on female violence. and male on male violence. >> "the star telegram" paper out of dallas, said this district has more spankings than any other district in the dallas-ft.
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worth area. where there's smoke, there's fire maybe. >> i'm sure people are going to tweet us. i can't wait to hear. >> some are not going to agree. >> i want to hear it. coming up, the health scare that sent lindsay lohan to a new york hospital. >> kanye west insists somebody stole not one, but two sex tapes. @
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♪ so skinny >> and now it's time for "the skinny." "dancing with the stars," that's right. it has kicked off a new season. can you believe this is the 15th season? >> it's amazing. some seasons are double seasons. >> yeah. 15 seasons. now all-stars. we're talking about after 162 stars, more than 1,000 dances, "dancing with the stars" is back with the sort of all-star season. and so we have people like bristol pay lynn, pamela anderson, emmitt smith. a lot of these folks have won before. six of them have won. >> is that pam? >> i don't know if that is pam. she looks good who ever that was. >> it was. >> some of them impressed. some of them didn't. emmitt smith shaking it, his bon bon, really, really impressed. he really is awesome. remember he won -- the mirror ball trophy.
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in 2006. this time, the cha-cha. check it out. boom, boom. >> wow. his cha-cha to "chain of fools" allowed him to shake his hips all over the dance floor. he got the highest score of 24.5. this season they can have half a point. >> half a point. >> the lowest -- pamela anderson. interestingly enough. did a really sexy dance. some folks in our meeting saw it. >> yes, they did. they liked it a lot. >> sandy, you saw it. you thought it was great. >> she does look great. >> she looks really good. >> i think, some of the judges thought maybe a little too sexy. her score. 17. >> look at her though. >> she looks fantastic. >> wow. wow. >> so it started. >> yeah. >> should be a good season. >> yet again. >> i don't know who i am rooting for. >> dare we talk about, lindsay lohan. again? >> we have to. >> we've got something new. tmz is reporting that she was hospitalized sunday night for a lung infection. according to the site, lohan has been telling friends for weeks she was suffering from walking pneumonia. when things got especially bad over the weekend, she was rushed to mount sinai hospital. reporting that the actress was
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hit hardest by the effects of asthma. lohan's rep told reporters she was treated, released, and she's doing fine. of course, she made the headlines last week after the reported hit-and-run with a pedestrian in new york. a rep says while the accident is being investigated, she will be found innocent eventually. lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. so -- >> i don't know what to believe anymore. lindsay, why can't she stay out of the news. stay out of the hospital. >> lindsay should -- give up driving a car. >> go to act in a movie. sing. >> and most of the problems would clear up, right? >> just clear up. just be in movies and sing. something like that. >> there you go. because her talent is great. >> yeah. what have you got? >> kanye. >> kanye, a doozy. >> kanye west. apparently doesn't only have one sex tape, ladies and gentlemen. he has two sex tapes. >> two is better than one. >> currently shopped to the highest bidder. apparently someone took it off his computer allegedly. >> how do you take it off somebody else's computer? >> both tapes are impressively long. the first is roughly 20 minutes.
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and the second is more than 40. we're talking constanta. >> yeah, i read that. there are no breaks. >> taking no breaks. i've got to tell you, now he's with kim kardashian. she rose to fame after her sex tape was released. he has sex tapes of his own. >> two. >> is this a conspiracy, sex tape conspiracy? why are people still having sex on tape? why are they doing it? i don't get it? >> do you think some one released these, want them to get sought so they can get the publicity and all that? >> yes, yes. >> how does it get off your computer, some one has it. and has it ever happened, a document anything? makes you wonder, right? >> lies. and a "full house" reunion. 25 years after. we have a picture, john stamos. bob sagat-- the whole gang. >> not the whole gang. >> who is missing? got a guess? >> oh. >> mary kate and ashley olsen, broke into show business toddlers. they were not there. judging by the video, the olsen
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twins missed a heck of a party. >> if john stamos can show up, ladies. you can show up! >> in that outfit too. we'll be right back. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable.
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♪ well, one of the funniest skits on sunday night's emmy award show was a feisty performance by a 5-year-old. >> lily on "modern family" went on a one-girl prank spree and targeting her cast members with gleeful naughtiness. as nick watt reports, it was all in good fun. >> and the emmy goes to -- >> reporter: all the grownups, glitz and glamour. and a 5-year-old stole the show
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in a taped skit. >> shouldn't you get to makeup? >> honey, i just came from makeup. >> really? yikes. >> reporter: did you have fun last night? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because we stayed up all night. >> reporter: walking to the stage to collect best comedy with a kid who plays manny her step uncle. a modern american family. aubrey, plays lily, adopted daughter of two gay dads. >> look at the bride. all the eyes are going to be on her. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: who is your favorite person there? >> sofia. >> aubrey, you look so pretty today? >> can somebody tell me what the heck she's saying? >> reporter: you're not really mean, are you? no. >> reporter: but you're a really good actor. >> yes.
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>> guys, they're ready for you! >> thanks, honey. >> hey, what's up? >> reporter: she's too good. already an emmy legend aged 5. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> well, first of all, she's absolutely gorgeous. you can't stop looking at her. >> a cutie-pie. holy cow. >> and apparently, you know, this is a little girl after my own heart. she loves the jackson 5. and she her eyes light up at the mention of michael jackson's "thriller." yes, you see. she can perform all the dance moves and lyrics. >> really? >> i can perform all the "thriller" dance moves as well. >> did you get called out, or was she nice to you? >> very nice to me. >> a sweetie. that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," fo this morning on "world news now," football fiasco. replacement refs responsible for one of the most bizarre endings in nfl history. >> the controversial call in the packers/seahawks game could be a turning point in the troubled season. it's tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. in a moment, the nfl firearmstorm. it truly is a firestorm. that monday night call that is going to be talked about for a very long time.
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and also this half-hour, a side-by-side view from the obamas. the president and first lady talk with the hosts of "the view" and hint at her future. then from free checking to fee checking, bank charges and atm fees skyrocketing. we'll tell you what to watch out for. >> that really annoys me. i've got to tell you. atm fees. they're really high in new york. >> pay to get your money. doesn't make sense. >> ridiculous. >> later, our own paula faris, right in style, letting us all in on the secres o mos famous fashion dos and don'ts. i can't wait to see that. first, the bizarre ending to the "monday night football" game. already adding to the uproar over the nfl's hearing of replacement referees. last night's packers/seahawks game. seahawks threw a desperation pass into the end zone, see it there. seems like the packers' defender has more possession of the ball. so it's an interception, right? >> replacement refs call it a touchdown. after some confusion on the
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field, the call was red. the seahawks won, 14-12. >> and it just ends what was a tough weekend for the replacement refs, and it has plenty of people calling for change. abc's karen travers joins us with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. weekend in the n and the players, the coaches, and the fans are fired up, and they're demanding a resolution. just three weeks into the nfl season, and the frustrations over the replacement re new england's patriots' coach bill belichick was so angry about the calls in his team's game against baltimore, he grab and official's arm. >> yeah. i'm not going to comment about that to you. you saw the game. i mean what did we have, 30 penalties called in the game. >> reporter: 10 penalties. baltimore had 14. it's not the number of penalties that has coaches, players and fans so frustrated. it is the questionable ones. and the list is growing. >> they're trying to do the best job they can.
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they're just not qualified to handle the pace and the speed of an nfl game. >> reporter: in the san francisco/minnesota game, the officials twice allowed the 48 patriots line backer brandon 49ers to challenge calls, even though they had no time-outs left. this looks like a catch on the 1 yard line by miami's anthony pisano, that's what the refs called it. look again. he actually lost the ball when he hit the ground. p-- ra they' nee wor some of the replacement refs come from the college level and the indoor arena league. the nfl turned to them after they locked out the regular refs .hey locked out the regular refs i and some see little reason for the nfl to cave when fans are still filling stadiums and tuning in on tv. >> when people start changing the channel, that's when you will see a change in the approach ohe nnl >> reporter: but the players have had enouh over the wnd t
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askedthu to lockout john and sunny, back to you. >> karen, thank you. that lead us to our facebook question of the day. >> do you think the nfl's replacement referees are hurting we welcome your comments at wnnfans.com. and so many of you have already commented. i think we have 40-something comments. >> a hot topic. >> on our facebook page 20 minutes. >> i am going to get up on my soapbox. the nfl is a first-class product. you've got to have the regular refs. settle the stupid thing. bring back the referees, top dogs, always going to be controversial with refs, they are human make mistakes. but you've got to have the best ones. >> to your point, the players make so much money. >> so much money. >> why not let the referees make some money too. that is not the easiest job as we now know. we can see. they have to travel all the time. away r fa >> absolutely. >> and like when the season was
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starting, you knew this was a bad idea, and here it is. and everybody is going crazy. of course, they were going to go crazy. these are the replacement referees. it is a hard job. you need the best. but it really let's d the republicans' campaign reset. six weeks to election day. mitt romney and paul ryan teaming up today in ohio for the start of a three-day bus tour. important political territory. voters in ohio couletwo ovebtio holds a slight lead. and president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday the president and first lady taped an interview, which will air later today on "the view. "the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on "60 minutes" was asked, does he think it's fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way
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you get economic growth. i've just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first here. we do have an election ahead, and there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. putting folks back to work and making sure our schools are up to snuff and -- >> and then? >> and we've got another war to wrap up. >> i love teaching. i miss teaching. you know, i'm not sure it will necessarily be in a classroom, but the idea of being able go around in various cities and helping to create mentorships and apprenticeships, just giving young people the sense of possibility and opportunity. >> she should run for office, but she said she doesn't want
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to. >> look. i mean michelle would be terrific, but temper mentally, i just don't think -- >> no, it's absolutely true. it takes is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place
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will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of her newborn. >> she waare a wild firefighters found the victim in a burned out house in rural san diegy. 20 homes had burned to the gunpi more gusty winds are expected today. amtrak is going for some speed records in these overnight hours along its usually busy
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northeast corridor. the train service is operating tests at 165 miles per hour. it's taking place in four stretches of track between maryland and massachusetts. tests are being performed before a possible increase in speed limits along the heavily traveled route. the current speed limit for passenger trains is 1 here's a story that's dear to my heart. brace yourself for a worldwide shortage of bacon. pork is ompd l that's because farmers were forced to scale down herds. the drought killed the corn and soybeans fed to pigs, making the animals just too expensive to keep. also, forget about imported bacon because pig farmers in europe scaled back as well, leading to what is a global bacon shortage next year. >> why didn't we lead with the story? >> this is -- unbelievable. >> farmers are saying they were losing money on every pig.
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so. >> and now what about bacon loves like myself? >> i love bacon. sunny takes it to a new level. you are a bacon connoisseur, freak, whatever. would you eat turkey b acold you eat turkey b >> turkey bacon is not real bacon, john. >> but it's not bad. so you're not a fan. >> it's facon. >> if i'm desperate, i can do the turkey bacon. >> i can't do it. i can't do it. high in sodium anyway. if you are going to take a hit -- take the real bacon. because it's so delightful and delicious. >> so you're going to pony up the extra money and get real bacon? >> i would. i would. >> black market. go under the bridge, score bacon? is that what it takes? fore rain could move nsystat rainlano d move nsystat 70s from omaha to indianapolis and the northeast.
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mostly 80s in the south. and we have some wonderful nea who's co--anchored "world news now" in the not too distant past. >> congratulations to our friend diana perez on delivering devon rodgers, held there by diana's husband deuces. >> works at our philadelphia nation. devon arrived yesterday at 9:36 a.m., with a full head of hair, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. >> dad is a sports anchor, he is already dream ing big dreams. and everyone is healthy and happy. congratulations to them. >> and i can't believe that she anchored this show, what two weeks ago? >> two weeks ago, right? >> right before i gave birth two weeks i was such a whale. i mean i gained like 70 pounds. i was so uncomfortable. >> probably up watching right now. she will not sleep for another what, six month? >> couple months. she looked good. you looked good. >> yeah.
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♪ ♪ ♪ sing it, sunny. i heard you. >> is that puff diddy? >> i don't know. well, we're all paying more money to get our money.
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we have the story. >> reporter: atm fees at all-time highs, just part of larger trend. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: nationwide, bank fees are on the rise and they're hitting you right in the atm. how much did you pay? >> $3. $3? >> $2, $3. it's just insane. >> reporter: a new report from consumer group bankrate.com shows atm fees at record highs, up 4% since 2011. every time you use an atm from a bank not your own, you are getting charged an average of $2.50. what does it feel like trying to access your own money and having to pay to access your own money? does that bother you? >> yeah, i think it's wrong. >> reporter: the most expensive city, denver. then new york, seattle, and san francisco. but that's not all. your own bank can hit you with fees when you use another bank's atm. for the first time ever you might be spending over $4 per transaction. and other fees are also on the
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rise. the free checking account is becoming a dinosaur. in 2009 banks offered 76% of all their customers free checking. today, 39%. and the new report also shows checking account fees up 25% since last year. now averaging $65 a year. >> they're going up at a very rapid pace, and that's unlikely to change any time in the foreseeable future. >> reporter: the american bankers association counters that the average bank account costs them $350 a year. they say they warned that the new financial regulations would end up costing consumers more and that's just what happened. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> just doesn't seem right. >> it's ridiculous. the story was biggy, biggy smalls. >> biggy? >> i think what's fascinating, as you mention, you have to pay money to get your money. in this economy shouldn't banks want to be great control citizens? >> you would think. >> and help people. >> instead of nickingle and diming us to death. they wanted to keep the profit
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margins up. according to -- monthly service fees on checking accounts $5.48. up 25% from a year ago. >> i will switch my -- bank in a minute. if they start charging me too many fees. still to come for fashionistas, >x?x?xçpcs6
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well, fashion week may be over here in new york, but fashion editors are just getting started as the hottest looks move from the catwalks to all those glossy pages. >> we tag along with a team from "glamour" and learned that editors aren't just inspired by what they see on the runways, they're also looking to the streets. paula faris brings us the story. >> reporter: new york fashion week. while most cameras were pointed at the catwalks, "glamour's" roddy adron has his trained on the crowds.
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>> she's been standing out here all day long. >> reporter: he is capturing image s for dos and don'ts, the magazine's most popular franchise. >> do's and don'ts is "glamour's" most popular franchise, the most important one, publishing as long as the magazine, more than 70 years. >> reporter: a simple idea, showing what stylish women are wearing and what works and what doesn't. if you make the page, you're either a fashion do, in which case you're all good, or a fashion don't, and you end up covered with the dreaded black bar. >> this is one of my favorites, the red leather dress. this is a trend we weren't expecting to see pop up in so many places. there are so many ways it can go horribly wrong and then a couple of ways that it can be amazing and look right. >> reporter: before fashionistas end up in print, roddy finds them on street corners at the hottest fashion events, capturing the trends even before people knew they were trendy. >> been doing the fashion dos
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and don'ts for "glamour" 13 years now, going on 14. and it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: so what is hot this fall? >> little things here and there that i think are the trends of the year. i have been seeing so much accessories, i have been seeing a lot of jewelry on people. a lot of big necklaces. >> reporter: according to "glamour," it's bright colors and tights. but be careful how you wear them. because the "glamour" style shutter bugs are on the lookout. >> stake out everywhere. you never know where i will be in new york. so watch out. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i grew up in new york. -- and i -- the thought of being the fashion don't, with the big black thing across your face it was just like, horrifying to me. >> someone like you will never be a fashion don't. sunny, now we have to live in fear of that guy. >> now i know what he looks like. >> unbelievable. >> there grow. what do you think? >> you know what? it's doable. it's doable. >> i better hit the gym. >> too sexy, john. too sexy for a shirt.
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you are. and you are too sexy for a tie. i see you have a tie on today. >> donned the tie. some people have been saying john, lose the tie. every now and then. >> lose the shirt. clearly, you could lose the shirt. >> we're running out of time. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable.
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add finish power up. wow ! see the difference. all right. time now for "the mix." i'm going to take on a parental issue sometimes. i remember asking my mom, who's your favorite? i came from a family of seven kids. who's your favorite? i wanted to hear me. my mom would say "i love you all the same." i would grill her. i would grill her. she loved us all the same. >> i was the favorite. the only. >> the one and only. apparently, a father, sparking a big backlash, after revealing he loves one of his sons more. a father admits that he favors one of his children on a parenting blog, and it spurred an onslaught of dismay and anger. buzz bishop, canadian radio host, and daddy blogger, admit it you have a favorite kid. he said, yes, i have a favorite son.
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not ashamed to admit it. pointed out he doesn't give the favorite child, 5-year-old preferential treatment over his younger son charlie, who's 2. i don't let zachary get away with anything because he is my pick. i just like him better. do you think it is devastating? for the other kid to know? >> i think so. it's terrible. i have two children, a boy and a girl. one is older. one is younger. the love is the same. i don't have a favorite. i can honestly say -- >> does one drive you more nuts than the other? and things like that? but you still love me? >> yeah, but they're cool in their own different ways. the love is exactly the same. mm, shame on you, dad. i don't like that. i don't like that. >> it is tough about consolation prizes, is now considering allowing the nation's tiniest mic micro apartments. >> little small ones. >> check it out, 200 square feet. >> 115 square feet of living space, 220 when you add, bathroom, kitchen and closet.
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you know, they're, they're saying that they're being hailed as a pivotal option for single people. but you know what's going to happen, john. >> yeah. >> with this economy, they're going to cram a bunch of people in there. >> but it's very expensive there. >> it is very expensive there. new york is trying it as well. and boston. i don't know. >> hey, we all started fresh out of school. liv .liv and trying to guess somebody's pin, don't use 1, 2, 3, 4. for your pin, folks. i don't know why you need an expert to till you this. apparently, 1, 2, 3, 4 will work 10% of the time. if you have an atm card.0 es o0o 1, 2, 3, 4? >> yeah. well, apparently 10 out of 100 do. >> who's watching, using that. change it. last but not least. you know ed o'neill, the tv character from "modern family" and the other show "married with childr
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now" -- six weeks away until election day. this morning on "world news now" -- six weeks away until election day. president obama making a major address on the global stage. >> while republican challenger mitt romney re-energizes his campaign with a bus tour through a key battleground state. it's "your voice, your vote" on this tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm john muller. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula and rob are on assignment. and we'll get to presidential politics and the first couple's appearance today on "the view" in our top story. then to southern california where high school students and soccer coach under arrest in a hazing scandal. we will bring you those details. they're disturbing. also this morning, the plan to pass out the so-called morning after contraceptive pill
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to students as young as 14 years old. what administrators and parents have to say about this. and i'm just not quite sure what i feel. >> this is a tough one. a lot of different opinions on this one. we'll talk about it. later this half hour, a new glimpse inside john f. kennedy's presidency through secret recordings made in the oval office. his haunting words in an abc news exclusive. but first, president obama steps onto the world stage today withal speech off to the united nagtss general assembly. >> he's expected to focus on the nuclear threat from iran and the wave of violence and unrest that has spread across the middle east. and the speech comes with exactly 42 days, six weeks, until election day. abc's jake tapper reports. >> reporter: as president obama arrived in new york city, mitt romney was focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movements. the president said no. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that they're going to be bumps
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in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, colorado, the republican nominee bee rated the president, accusing him of downplaying syria's threat. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. [ laughter ] >> yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> reporter: the white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformation in the region. >> there's a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at word and phrases here to find political advantage, and in this case, that's profoundly offensive. >> reporter: this debate comes before an intensely serious international backdrop, iran's nuclear weapons program and its potential threat to u.s. ally israel. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad flashed a peace sign at the u.n., but war is on the front burner. one of his generals openly discussed launching a preemptive strike against israel if the jewish state is poised to attack.
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the unthinkable dilemma. what would the u.s. do if a nuclear iran threatened or attacked israel or if israel preemptively attacked iran? romney is using the many challenges in the region to paint the president as weak. >> look at the entire context, the assassination, 20,000 people killed in syria, iran close to becoming a nuclear nation. these are far from becoming bumps in the road. >> reporter: the president responded with a challenge of his own. >> if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> reporter: on tuesday morning, president obama will address united nations general assembly. a senior official says the president will reiterate his firm commitment to making sure iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. jake tapper, abc news, traveling with the president at the united nations. >> now, while the president and first lady were here in new york, they stopped by to talk to the ladies of "the view." michelle obama discussed her future plans, which were both quick to emphasize they do not include elected office.
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>> she should run for office, but she said she doesn't want to. >> yeah, no. >> yeah. i'll -- look. i mean michelle would be terrific, but temper mentally, i just don't think -- >> whoo, wait. >> no, it's absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> now, after his presidency is finished whether this year or in 2016, mr. obama said that he would look to work with kids in the next phase of his life. i love that. everybody thought he made a diss there, and she said, no, no, he's absolutely right. they know each other. >> they clearly know each other very well. and i actually would agree with the ladies of "the view." i think michelle obama would be fantastic as a member of elected office. i think it's also interesting, they, the president, sort of
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caught a lot of flak saying, this is a big political week, all heads of state, here in the new york at the u.n. and you are like, you know, hanging out with the lady of "the view." my response is, hey he is the president. why not. he needs to speak to the viewers. this is an election year. i think he can do more things than a lot of thing at once. i think he's a multitasker. >> and he snuck it in. he snuck in 20 minutes of his day. i'm sure hee did a lot of the other things that he's being criticized for. the president was asked if a romney presidency would be a disaster? he replied saying the nation can survive a lot, but this nation, in his words, wants to thrive. >> so diplomatic. we know romney's going to be on "the view" in october. i look forward to that. >> we do too. four teens are under arrest. a soccer coach has been suspended in a hazing scandal in a high school near los angeles. more than 70 people have been questioned after several soccer players at la puente high school said they were attacked on school grounds. a sex crimes unit is investigating allegations that a coach lured younger boys to a room where older players tried to assault victims with a foreign object.
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>> he fought so hard. he grabbed this piece of javelin. he grabbed it with both of his hands like this. he was squeezing it so hard. >> this is intolerable, and our district cannot tolerate this. >> the abuse allegedly occurred late last spring, but police are looking into several years of the la puente high school soccer program. new york city now supplying the morning after pill to teens at a dozen high schools. students as young as 14 can get the emergency pill, plan b, without telling their parents. it's part of an expanded pilot program aimed at curbing the teen pregnancy rate. reaction so far has been mixed. >> the morning after pill, that's more unprotected sex. >> they're old enough. i think it's a good idea. >> now, the morning after pill can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.
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parents can opt out, to prevent children from receiving the pill without permission. less than 2% of parents have done so. an interesting last point. the parents could say no, you can't do this to my kid beforehand. under any circumstance. 2 out of 100. >> may have something to do with statistics. in new york city alone, more than 7,000 girls become pregnant by age 17. 7,000. i mean that's significant. >> that's such a ton one because clearly it can stop unwanted pregnancies. but these people, 14 some of them, and these parents have the right to know. is it the job of the school system? >> i want to know. i want to know. i hope that my children will comfortable enough to talk to me about these things. >> not all children have moms as wonderful as you. my kids are never going to have sex though. >> never, ever. >> no. stunning end to last night's monday night football game on the game's final play. the seahawks throw a hail mary into the end zone against the packers. a seahawks receiver pushes a defender over. another defensive back seems to
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have possession. so it's an interception, right? not so much. the replacement refs call it a touchdown. after the review, the call stands and the seahawks win the game, 14-12. needless to say, calls for the nfl to settle the lockout with raef referees are only growing louder. they got robbed. now on to money news. a major credit card company is going to be paying big fines in a settlement after federal investigators uncovered shady practices. regulators say discover bank pressured its customers into buying expensive add-on services and enrolled them without permission. discover will pay $14 million in fines. it will also reimburse $200 million. 3.5 million customers are part of the settlement. and four days after the iphone 5 hit stores, there's word apple-related crimes are soaring. here in the big apple police say thefts so far this year involving apple products have jumped 40% while overall the crime rate is up 4%. since the start of the year, there have been more than 11,000
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reports of apple products stolen in new york city. now to the record-breaking iphone numbers. apple says more than 5 million ipho iphones, were sold in the first three days. that's a million more than the iphone 4 launch, but it's below estimates. not good enough for wall street. after hitting an all-time high friday. apple shares slipped 1%. demand for iphone 5 is still exceeding supply. how can something be a runaway hit and be below demand? it boggles the mind. >> are you going to get one? >> one of these days, yes. when, i don't know. how's that? >> still rocking the blackberry. >> still rocking the blackberry. well, we're both parents and we understand what it's like to be awakened in the middle of the night with a crying baby. >> yeah, we sure do. check out how one couple gets the little guy to calm down. ♪ [ playing the theme from star wars ] >> awesome.
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yeah, that is the theme from "star wars." mom says it works every time the kid cries. >> we all knew the force was strong. who knew it was that strong? >> this is totally awesome. watch it. there it is. ♪ >> i love that. >> oh. >> hey, whatever works, right? >> a kid after my own heart. i'm a huge sci-fi fan. you know that. >> yeah, you are. did you see all the "star wars" movies? >> all of them. i can watch them over and over. >> may the force be with you. >> i'm are your father. >> that was good. >> coming up -- what was going on during the j.f.k. presidency until the end. and later, understanding the number one cancer in women. what scientists discovered about breast cancer could save lives. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. er: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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♪ well, there's a new and fascinating look inside the oval office of john f. kennedy. >> president kennedy, like several presidents before and after, installed two recording devices in the office, and they captured hundreds of hours of history-making decisions and
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intimate moments in his family life. >> now the new book has details of those conversations. diane sawyer has more. >> i remember really clearly being under the desk and making necklaces and trying to get candy from the grown-ups who were around. >> reporter: caroline kennedy says it's wonderful today to hear him laughing when she walks in demanding attention. >> i won't let you do much. >> reporter: that sound is little john, pounding under the desk, no idea he's hitting a microphone. his father, just relaxed. >> it was really like being in his company while you're listening. and so i think that was really a wonderful feeling for me. >> reporter: and what you hear on the tape is a man possibly calm in a crisis. intelligence has discovered the soviets placed nuclear missiles
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inside cuba, aimed at the u.s. >> how far advanced is this? >> sir, we've never seen this kind of installation before. >> even in the soviet union? >> no, sir. >> which leaves me only one alternative. >> reporter: but nowhere are the tapes more moving and revealing than as the secret witness to the struggle for civil rights. the great moral issue tearing the country apart. and after a young man named james meredith creates a crisis by enrolling in the all-white university of mississippi. >> mr. president, please, why don't you -- can't you give an order to remove him? >> how can i remove him, governor, when there's a riot in the streets. >> i took an oath. you know what the laws are. >> well, of course, the problem
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is, governor, that i've got my responsibilities just like you have yours. >> reporter: kennedy sent in the u.s. marshals and the national guard to restore order, and james meredith became the first black graduate of ole miss. then 11 days before he's assassinated -- >> tuesday, november 12th. >> reporter: -- the last words on the last tape are about the hard battle ahead. >> and so our lot becomes more difficult. >> reporter: and our lot becomes more difficult. that's it. last words. >> i love that. i think that's really -- i thought that was really moving. and obviously, knowing what happened. he under how difficult all of this really was. >> wow. >> fascinating stuff. 260 hours worth of the tapes. >> just fascinating. fascinating. apparently after his assassination it was immediately dismantled. the families kept the tapes until 1976 and then gave them to
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the national archives. makes you wonder if the practice is going on. >> she felt it was thrilling to hear. back there with her dad. like he was here. >> i felt like he was there. >> a lot of doodles. missiles, missiles, missiles. he was doodling missiles. it made you what's going on. >> i think especially sort of the calm he had. that sort of tell pern't, isn't that what you want in the white house when you have these crises that are occurring? i was just really impressed by that. >> me too. up next, one of the largest studies ever, they have made research in breast cancer. >> how it could lead to new treatment. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. úd
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well, it's one of the most persistent and most ruthless killers of women, and one of the biggest public health battles of our time. just last year, breast cancer killed nearly 40,000 women. >> now the results of a new study could lead to more effective treatments. but as abc's paul beban explains, it will take some time. >> the new study published in the journal "nature" is the largest of its kind ever conducted looking at breast cancer on the genetic level, mapping the origins of the disease by analyzing tumors from hundreds of patients. some experts are calling it a major step forward. >> it's going to give us a lot of information that we're going to use to understand cancer better and design better cancer treatments. >> the study confirmed that breast cancers fall into four distinct categories, and some times act like other cancers. abc's chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser says that for women suffering from some forms of the disease, this could mean more treatments right
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now. >> some are like ovarian cancer. that may lead some doctors to treat the cancers with other drugs. >> this is a very important roadmap of the genes that go wrong. >> but, cautions dr. larry norton of new york's memorial sloan kerting cancer center, the roadmap isn't complete. >> it's like a map that has all the cities, villages, and towns, but it doesn't have all the roads and the bridges and the stop signs. so there's a lot that we have to do to connect the dots. >> experts say that for now, most breast cancer patients will have to wait for clinical trials and dozens of drug studies. that process can take ten years or more. paul beban, abc news, new york. >> another ten years? i mean -- >> it seems like a long time, doesn't it? >> seems like a long time when you're talking 40,000 women that have died. according to many breast cancer experts these findings confirm that cancers need to be treated according to their genetic components rather than their location in the body. and so at least that sort of
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decided to try something different. it's bringing back the best of the best. they took to the dance floor hours ago. abc's brandi hitt has more on the premiere in los angeles. >> reporter: good morning, john, sunny. it was a packed house for "dancing with the stars" and the competition after the first night is going to be fierce. the best of the best hit the dance floor for the premiere of ""dancing with the stars" all stars." >> the judging is going to be a little tougher. >> reporter: you can tell contestants returning this year are in it to win it. six winners from past seasons are competing against seven others who fell just short of the mirror ball trophy. and because these stars have so much dancing experience already, the judges are awarding tough scores this season. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> reporter: so every half point could make the difference between who stays and who goes home. for week one, the stars either dance the fox trot -- ♪
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>> reporter: or the cha-cha. and there were plenty of famous faces in the crowd, sarah palin, returned to cheer on bristol. we'll find out who will be the first to go home tonight. john, sunny. >> all right, brandi. >> look at emmitt smith like shaking his bon bones. >> i know. he can move. >> can you move like that? >> no. i wish. >> are you sure? i think you can. >> it's a static photo. i look pretty good. but na. >> i think you can. >> i missed that part in my training. dance never got in there. >> we need to have dancing with the "world news now" anchors. >> i bet you can. sunny hostin, you can dance. >> i can shake my bon bon, yes. that's the news for this half-hour. remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> we'll see you in a little bit. >> see you in a little bit. i'm only in my 60's...
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this morning on "world news now" -- campaign countdown. the candidates sharpen their focus with exactly six weeks to go. mitt romney rolls into battleground territory while president obama has a date on the world stage. it is tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. in a moment, we'll get the latest on the speeches and stumping with 42 days until the election. and then from heartache to happiness, the family stunned to get their dog back years after a hurricane that hit new orleans. also this half hour, new outrage over corporal punishment. the teenage school girls getting
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paddled by a male vice principal. >> that sounds all kind of wrong. and later a return of "dancing with the stars," all the movers and shakers from the debut coming up in "the skinny." but first mitt romney heads to ohio today to begin a three-day bus tour with running mate paul ryan. >> with just 42 days to go, the stakes for the republican ticket couldn't be any higher. abc's karen travers is in washington. karen? >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. officially six weeks until election day. yesterday mitt romney was stumping in colorado while president obama stopped by "the view." don't call it a reset, but this week mitt romney will be aggressively storming the campaign trail. >> we're going to get this country on the right track to do what needs to be done. >> reporter: he continued his swing through colorado, the state that president obama won in 2008 but is in a dead heat six weeks out from election day. in an interview with abc news, romney said voters have an important choice. >> my job is to present in as clear a manner as i can my view of how to get this economy going and contrast it with the view of a president who is a status quo
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economic model president. >> reporter: today romney kicks off a bus tour in battleground ohio. this is the last full week of campaigning before the presidential debates begin and take over the candidates' attention. president obama was off the campaign trail in new york for the annual united nations general assembly. but he stopped by abc's "the view" with the first lady. >> i've just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> today president obama and mitt romney will speak at the clinton global initiative in new york. then it's back to the campaign trail for both candidates. sunny and john, back to you. >> i thought it was fascinating about the interview was that the ladies suggested michelle obama would be a great public officer. i agree. >> she probably would. >> she said, you know, i don't have the patience for something like that. >> she certainly knows herself. >> she certainly knows herself. her husband knows her as well. he pointed that out.
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>> she was not offended in the least. she said "yep, i don't have the patience." you never know though. never say never, right? >> that's true. and he says he certainly intends to stay in the white house for the next four years, but he would like to work with children after his presidency. i thought that was fascinating. >> after all the high-pressure situations he's faced, that certainly would be a nice change of pace for him. good for him. secretary of state hillary clinton in new york for the u.n. general assembly speaking about the anti-american uprisings in the middle east, secretary clinton urging muslims to show what she calls dignity and not result to violence over the film that makes fun of prophet muhammad. she met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. the leader of iran is shrugging off threats of military action over his country's nuclear program. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad in new york for the u.n. session claims his country is only trying to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. he says he's not worried about a potential strike by israel. and ahmadinejad's u.n. visit is prompting demonstrations outside the manhattan hotel where he's staying. chanting protesters carried
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flags, signs, and banners with one demonstrator saying, "ahmadinejad heads a regime that is one of the world's leading state sponsors of terrorism." >> they are saying that this might be his last trip ever to america. he probably won't be president after this second term in iran. and, you know, there is talk he may never get another american visa. >> another visa. >> this could be the very last time he comes to new york or america for all we know. >> and who knows what he's going to say. it's always so inflammatory. afrt and one has to think, okay, you're the president of iran. you come to the united nations, and you make all of these inflammatory statements. do you -- do you really believe this? how is this helpful to your presidency? >> clearly there's gamesmanship in every rhetorical speech. whether he believes 100% of the things he says, i don't know, but, you know, he clearly is trying to push buttons. he succeeds in doing that,
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doesn't he? >> sure does. >> have to wait and see what he says this week. things are getting back to normal at dulles airport outside washington. police closed two parking garages last night in reaction to a bomb threat. nothing was ever found in the garages. they have been reopened. some flights were delayed. the airport is open and now operating. well, the fbi is now looking into the police killing of an unarmed wheelchair-bound amputee in houston. the police officer who fired the fatal shot says he was cornered by the wheelchair and feared his partner was threatened. it turned out the dead man was holding only a ballpoint pen. civil rights groups say it's just another example of excessive force. >> this man wants us to believe that a man in a wheelchair with a writing pen in his hand was such a threat that you felt deadly force was necessary. >> the victim apparently suffered from mental health issues and had become agitated and angry before police were called. a former university of alabama professor who admitted that she gunned down three colleagues now faces life in prison. amy bishop pled guilty, being
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spared the death penalty. that's why she pled guilty and was. bishop did not speak in court, but her attorneys say she was sorry for the victims and their families. still she could face a trial in massachusetts charged in the 1986 killing of her 18-year-old brother. it looks like high tide at a north florida beach in more ways than one. bales of marijuana washing ashore. swimmers, as you see, were all too happy to help out, dive swoog the choppy waters to retrieve 150 pounds of pot. officials say the drugs came from an unmanned smuggling boat that capsized near jacksonville about three weeks ago. look at that. how helpful. look how helpful everyone is being. >> helpful, right. >> just diving into that cold water, just doing that, you know, citizen's duty. >> high tide. i like that. >> how about that? hmm, interesting. well, here's your tuesday forecast. showers around denver, salt lake city, and helena. thunderstorms from northern oklahoma into kansas city and the ohio valley. by this evening, moving into
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pittsburgh and buffalo. showers from orlando, southward. mostly 80s in the southeast. 70s from chicago to the northeast. 60s from fargo to detroit. upper 90s in phoenix. all right. time for the long and shortly on the long story of shorty. do you get that? >> well, shorty's a poodle in north carolina. he was brought there by a family from new orleans who fled the gulf coast as hurricane gustav approached. >> while they were there, they gave shorty up for adoption. fast forward to two weeks ago, shorty was found on the side of the road, dirty with fleas and alive. his microchip led caregivers to call his original owners. >> i get this call that shorty has been found on the streets of north carolina, and i'm shocked and my kids are in disbelief. >> so shorty is going to be sent back to new orleans. vets say it will be a couple weeks before shorty is ready to travel. several offers have already been made to drive shorty home. but you know what? what disturbs me? >> what disturbs you?
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>> that they gave shorty up for adoption. >> yeah. apparently their living situation in north carolina was such that they couldn't keep shorty, so it was kind of like a forced adoption. nobody really knows how he ended up on the side of the road. poor shorty has been through a lot. hope he gets to eat people food. for -- the rest of his days. >> 15. >> 15 years old. >> how about that? >> let him go out in style. >> i have a 14-year-old. my 14-year-old dog doesn't look as chipper. >> shorty is in good shape for 15. >> really good shape. >> what is that -- 90 or something for a dog? >> still cooking -- kicking rather. just not so high. >> not so high. all right. good luck, shorty. coming up, the recording star who has not one but two stolen sex tapes. and a texas school girl paddled by male a administrators and teachers on campus. their complaints about a controversial punishment are heard loud and clear. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hoveround power chair. w"
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that's right for you. ♪ the school board in texas the school board in texas will change its student discipline policy after an outcry over a spanking. it all started after two girls were disciplined by a male vice principal. >> apparently the problem was not the punishment itself. it was who administered it. abc's ryan owens explains. >> reporter: taylor santos is a sophomore with good grades at
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this high school north of ft. worth, texas. but after she got caught helping another student cheat, taylor got a paddle to the backside. >> i still have welts on me today. >> reporter: taylor and her mother actually chose corporal punishment over a day-long suspension. they're not outraged she was spanked, but by who did it, her male vice principal. >> men are too big and strong to be hitting 96-pound girls. >> reporter: jada watt is a year ahead of taylor at spring town high. she admits she smarted off to the same male vice principal with the same result. >> a swat is a swat. yes, it is. and they do sting. but to bruise a child? >> reporter: texas is one of 19 states that allows corporal punishment in schools usually as long as a parent agrees. the school superintendent tells abc news in both cases his administrators followed texas law. but they violated their own school policy, which states spanking a student can only be
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done by an employee of the same sex. jada says not only was she paddled by a male vice principal, it was observed by a male police officer. >> two men giving her a swat behind closed doors, that is creepy. >> reporter: ryan owens, abc news, texas. >> the whole thing is crazy. >> the whole thing is crazy. >> it's not just crazy that a man is doing it. it is crazy to allow anyone to hit your child. >> there are people who will disagree, but i will have to say i agree. crazy the concept. creepy in a smaller way. >> yeah, i just -- listen, the academy of pediatricians has come out against spanking. they say it's not healthy. and i always thought -- and i prosecuted cases of child abuse, a lot of them involving spanking. what was interesting to me is if an adult doesn't agree with an adult and then hits the other adult, that's an assault. >> right. >> but an adult can do that to a
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child, someone who can't even protect themselves, who is not as strong as the adult. it just doesn't make sense, people. >> well, you're preaching to the choir. there will be people out there who say, "spare the rod, spare the child." and everybody has their opinion. but from now on, parents will have to opt into authorized corporal punishment, choose whether they want a male or female staff member to administer the punishment. >> but what's fascinating is this school district has gotten into trouble in the past for corporal punishment. it clearly has. learned a lesson. in 2007 a middle school coach paddled a 12-year-old boy so hard that it left a large bruise on his thigh, which tells me that it was an assault, spurring them to restrict paddling to administrators. teachers can't do it. just administrators. and now administrators can do it, female on female violence. and male on male violence. >> the "star-telegram" paper out of dallas said this district has more spankings than any other district in the dallas-ft. worth area. where there's smoke, there's fire maybe. you know? >> i'm sure people are going to tweet us.
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and i can't wait to hear what they're going to say. >> some are not going to agree. >> i want to hear it. coming up, the health scare that sent lindsay lohan to a new york hospital. kanye west insists somebody stole not one, but two sex tapes. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.ñc?xús1@ú?
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>> and now it's time for "the skinny." "dancing with the stars," that's right. it has kicked off a new season. can you believe this is the 15th season? >> it's amazing. some of these seasons are double seasons. >> yeah. >> but still. >> 15 seasons. so now it's all-stars. we're talking about after 162 stars, more than 1,000 dances, "dancing with the stars" is back with the sort of all-star season. and so we have people like bristol palin, pamela anderson, emmitt smith. a lot of these folks have won before. six of them have won. >> is that pam? >> i don't know if that is pam. she looks good who ever that was. >> it was. >> some of them impressed. some of them didn't. emmitt smith shaking it, his bon bon, really, really impressed. remember -- >> he's awesome. >> he really is awesome. remember he won -- the mirror ball trophy. in 2006. this time, the cha-cha. check it out. boom, boom. >> wow. his cha-cha to "chain of fools" allowed him to shake his hips
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as you just saw all over the dance store, and he got the highest score of 24.5. this season they can have half a point. >> half a point. >> the lowest -- pamela anderson. interestingly enough. she did this like really sexy dance. some folks in our meeting saw it. sandy, i'm calling you out. >> yes, they did. they liked it a lot. >> you thought it was great. >> she does look great. >> she looks really good. >> i think, some of the judges thought maybe a little too sexy. her score. 17. >> look at her though. >> she looks fantastic. >> wow. wow. >> so it started. >> yeah. >> should be a good season. >> yet again. >> i don't know who i am rooting for. >> dare we talk about -- lindsay lohan again? >> we have to. >> we've got something new. tmz is reporting that she was hospitalized sunday night for a lung infection. according to the site, lohan has been telling friends for weeks that she's suffering from walking pneumonia, and when things got especially bad over the weekend, she was rushed to mount sinai hospital. reporting that the actress was hit hardest by the effects of asthma.
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lohan's rep told reporters she was treated, released, and she's doing fine. of course, she made the headlines last week after the reported hit-and-run with a pedestrian in new york. a rep says while the accident is being investigated, she will be found innocent eventually. lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. so -- >> i don't know what to believe anymore. >> you know, it's like wow. >> lindsay, why can't she stay out of the news? stay out of the hospital. >> lindsay should -- give up driving a car. >> go to act in a movie. sing. >> and most of the problems would clear up, right? >> just clear up. just be in movies and sing. something like that. >> there you go. because her talent is great. >> yeah. all right. what have you got? >> kanye. >> kanye, a doozy. >> kanye west. apparently doesn't only have one sex tape, ladies and gentlemen. he has two sex tapes. >> because two is better than one. >> they're currently being shopped to the highest bidder. apparently someone took it off his computer allegedly. >> how do you take it off somebody else's computer? >> get this. both tapes are impressively long. the first is roughly 20 minutes.
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and the second is more than 40. we're talking constant action. >> yeah, i red that. there are no breaks. >> parentally he's taking no breaks. i've got to tell you, now he's with kim kardashian. she rose to fame after her sex tape was released. he has sex tapes of his own. >> two. >> is this a conspiracy, sex tape conspiracy? why are people still having sex on tape? why are they doing it? i don't get it? >> do you think some one released these somehow or want them to get out so they can get the publicity and all that? >> yes, yes. >> how does it get off your computer, some one has it. and has it ever happened, a document anything? makes you wonder, right? >> lies. and a "full house" reunion. 25 years after. we have a picture, john stamos. bob saget -- the whole gang. well not entirely the whole gang. well, who's missing from that picture? do you got a guess? >> oh. >> mary kate and ashley olsen, broke into show business toddlers. they were not there. judging by the video, the olsen twins missed a heck of a party.
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♪ ♪ well, one of the funniest skits on sunday night's emmy award show was a feisty performance by a 5-year-old. aubrey emmons who plays lily on "modern family" went on a one-girl prank spree and targeting her cast members with gleeful naughtiness.
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as nick watt reports, it was all in good fun. >> and the emmy goes to -- >> reporter: all the grownups, glitz and glamour. and a 5-year-old stole the show in a taped skit. >> shouldn't you get to makeup? >> honey, i just came from makeup. >> really? yikes. >> reporter: did you have fun last night? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> because we stayed up all night. >> reporter: walking to the stage to collect best comedy with a kid who plays manny her step uncle. a modern american family. aubrey anderson emmon plays lily, adopted daughter of two gay dads. >> look at the bride. all the eyes are going to be on her. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: who is your favorite person there? >> sofia. >> aubrey, you look so pretty td
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>> can somebody tell heck she's saying? >> reporter: you're not really mean, though, are you? no. >> reporter: but you're a really good actor. >> yes. >> guys, they're ready for you! >> thanks, honey. >> hey, what's up? >> reporter: she's too good. already an emmy legend aged 5. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> well, first of all, she's absolutely gorgeous. you can't stop looking at her. >> a cutie-pie. holy cow. >> and apparently, you know, this is a little girl after my own heart. she jac >> and she -- her eyes light up at the mention of michael jackson's "thriller." yes, you see. she can perform all the dance moves and lyrics. >> really? >> i can perform all the "thriller" dance moves as well. >> did you get called out, or
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